Typewriter Talk » Help dating a Remington - serial number question
The "Typewriter Database" is the biggest source of typewriter serial numbers on the Internet today. I am too busy to look up serial numbers, so I cannot give you an exact date for your typewriter based on the serial number. However, for each model on this page. When Remington began producing their own line of typewriters, their machines Click here for a table of Remington serial number and manufacturing dates.
The 8 is much beefier than the 7 and has an extra-wide carriage, accepting paper Remington called it the "desk model," and said it was for "the typewriter user for whom a portable is too small and a large machine too expensive.
For this reason, and because it is essentially a portable mechanism in an office-sized body, I include it on this page. According to Remington records, triple line spacing was introduced with E Feb.
A touch regulator was introduced with E Apr. Monarch Noiseless 8, Smith Premier No. Usually this typewriter has an embossed "Remington" name on its paper table, but the paper table may also have a "Remington Noiseless" decal. For more information about this machine, follow this link.
In fact, some Juniors simply read "Remington," and look almost exactly like the 3. However, the Junior is a simpler machine. Remington advertising literature tells us: Especially suitable for the use of children and students, for social correspondence and home work. According to Remington records, the "SD" version of the Junior, with a backspacer, was introduced in January However, a backspacer is present on at least some "S" not "SD" machines, such as S German keyboard.
Some Juniors are found with larger, rounded paper tables reading "Remington" in Art Deco lettering. Ernst Martin claims that a version of the Junior wrote in capital letters only, but I have not seen any evidence for this.
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Monarch, Smith Premier Junior pictured: S, with lowercase letters on the keys, courtesy of Flip Woltering. Monarch S has a sans-serif typeface more commonly found on the Remie Scout.
PP no tabulator; last made Aug.
It is much like the 7 and 8 noiseless machines, but its shape is somewhere in between the curviness of the 7 and the angularity of the 8. Remington documents call it the "noisy noiseless. This may actually have been an advantage in the market, as some consumers were disturbed by the quietness of the noiseless machines, and would pound the keys harder and harder, trying to get the familiar pecking noise!
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A patent by James H. Rand of Remington Rand explains: Therefore, the operator has the mental attitude that she is not writing or obtaining any result from the operation of the keys, or that she is not attaining her usual speed, due almost wholly to the entire absence of the usual clatter to which she is accustomed. It is difficult in some instances to overcome this purely mental attitude, or to convince the operator that she is in fact writing at possibly an even greater speed than she ordinarily attains on a noisy machine, and with the expenditure of less effort.
Presumably it is simply the standard noiseless mechanism, which makes jamming unlikely and thus allows one to type fast. Specimens from may include a touch regulator.
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Monarch, Smith Premier Model The Remington Rand Model 1 is referred to as the "Speed Portable" in Remington literature, but I have not seen machines with this name on them. The specimen above that is marked with a star is labeled "R. Some early examples of this model documented machines include P and P have a decal in front that reads "Model One" instead of "Model 1.
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Described in Remington literature as "twin to the Model 8 but not noiseless -- a general 'all-purpose' typewriter. The "Remington" on its paper table is a decal, rather than embossed as on the 8. A touch regulator was introduced on F May A Swedish collector tells me he owns number F, which is machines higher than recorded by Remington and would bring production to at least 7, machines.
Nevertheless, this remains a difficult machine to find.
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It has no backspacer, tabulator, left platen knob, or ribbon color selector. Just a few were made before the model was mysteriously aborted. The specimens known to me have serial numbers,and Finally, one mystery machine has been found with a Noiseless 7 mechanism and serial number, but a Noiseless Junior shell.
Remington 3B July Dec. Even within this small number of machines, there are variations. Earlier ones come with a paperboard lid, black with silver stripes on the top and sides, marked "Remington" in red across the front see picture, courtesy of John Schag ; there is no latch on the base, which is cloth-covered wood. Later ones such as the machine pictured on the left come in a standard case all cloth-covered wood with latch.
Remingtons are a family line as long and as well-known among typewriter enthusiasts as they are among gun collectors. They literally began the typewriter revolution by contracting to produce the Sholes and Gliddon; later, they gave birth to the modern portable.
When Remington began producing their own line of typewriters, their machines established themselves as virtual industry standards, unrivaled in popularity until the Underwood locomotive roared onto the scene.
Ironically, Underwood itself would later bow to Remington and license the company to produce Underwood's Noiseless models at the Remington factory. Remington bought the Noiseless typeriter company ingenerating a popular line of portables and desktop models. Click here for a table of Remington serial number and manufacturing dates, including data for the entire line of "blind" Remington Standards.
Early Remington models Although I have few of these to display, it would do well to serve up a quick overview of the early Remington models, to help put the ones that follow in context. Much has been written on the history of the Remington; I will not attempt to repeat that, but will instead attempt to briefly summarize the differences in the various models.
It typed in all capitals, and had lids that covered the keyboard and carriage when not in use. They were marketed simply as "Remington" or "Type Writer".